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Twelve Music Biopics We Wanna See

on August 14, 2013, 11:01am
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Another blockbuster summer is in full swing, and I’ve found myself going to the movies on a semi-regular basis for the first time since my own Dazed and Confused teenage days. I’ve seen Brad Pitt up to his chiseled chin in zombies, Johnny Depp wearing a dead bird on his head, and enough end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it scenarios to make Michael Stipe begin to no longer feel so fine. And with every 15 dollars down (before popcorn and soft drink) in quest of celluloid magic this summer, I’ve left the theater with nothing but a case of artificial butter lips, sticky kicks, dashed dreams, and a swear jar’s worth of choice words for the MGM lion.

But rather than continue to pay for the right to gripe about Hollywood duds, I thought maybe we should release some better ideas out into the Internet ether in the hopes that the right people are reading. So, here we have it, our staff’s list of 12 music biopics that they’d like to see coming to a theater near them. These are the stories we want to see, and we’ve even spotted any potential producers out there the perfect casting choices to pull the flicks off. Take note, Tinsel Town. It’s time to give the people what they want—which, apparently, means a lot of Jesse Eisenberg. Who knew?

Matt Melis
Senior Editor

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Biff Mandrake
July 27, 2014 at 9:34 pm

Some of these were intriguing but the casting for the CSNY biopic was asinine. Jack Black as Crosby maybe, but the rest? The only other good idea was James Franco as Gram Parsons, which might work as a whole movie.

Wyndham Wyeth (@wyodico)
July 27, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Tilda Swinton as David Bowie

July 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Tilda Swinton as David Bowie

Isadora Kali Anne Seney
July 26, 2014 at 11:46 pm

Vince Vaughn as Neil Young? What the everloving fuck???

July 26, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Syd Barrett and Nick Drake

Isadora Kali Anne Seney
July 26, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Seeing a biopic on Syd would be too painful I think. :(


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